The most acclaimed Scottish novel of all time, Sunset Song is a powerful portrait of a land and people in turmoil, seen through the life and struggles of its heroine, Chris Guthrie.
In the years up to and beyond the First World War, Chris' resilience, like the land itself, endures despite everything and is portrayed with a lyrical intensity that echoes through the years and still resonates today.
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Fantastic narration. I've read Sunset Song many times and will never tire of it. Eileen McCallum's voice is perfect and added so much to an already firm favourite of mine. I'm looking forward to listening again.
Great book made all the better by the masterly performance of Eileen McCallum. Please release her reading of the other two books in the trilogy - they aren't available in any format any more, even cassette, though I was prepared to resurrect my ancient Walkman if necessary!
The language is sublime and the characters are compelling - but perhaps not for you if you like a fast-moving plot.
I read this book years ago and while I enjoyed it, I have to admit that I got a bit bogged down reading the dialect. This narration brought the whole setting completely to life.
The performance by Eileen McCallum is simply wonderful! of course this is not an easy book so it might be advisable to have the text in front of you while listening or to have read it before. But the performance really helps to appreciate this beautiful novel. And she sings the Scottish tunes in the book, a real treat. I really hope she will record the other two books of the trilogy.
the narrator is exquisite, the story magnificent, and the performance is irresistible.. I can't recommend this highly enough
Gibbon's poetic language spoken in McCallum's appropriately thick accent combine to require closer attention, but oh, so worth it! Gibbon tells an honestly realistic tale in words that make it beautiful.
What a treat to hear this. Perhaps my first north east story. I look forward to seeing the show now. Thank you.
"Good book for learning about the land and its authors"
I am going to Scotland and wanted to get in the spirit. This was a good one to give me a sense of the people, land and history. The narrator made the story come alive, with her authentic accent being both a pro and con. I enjoyed her accent and the colloquialisms of the Scottish but at the same time found it difficult to understand, especially when she was speaking quickly. I may have to get the written book to study and decipher some of the language. Would recommend!
"A very fine book and surely a Scottish classic"
Beautifully and evocatively read and very moving. Such a lyrical description of place and a culture no more.
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